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  • Soil moisture for crop health topic of symposium

    Soil moisture sensing through either contact or remote technology captures soil-plant-water information that relates closely with plant water availability and use. Innovations in remote sensing technologies can inform plant health assessments and more. The “Soil Moisture Sensing for Crop Health Assessment and Management” symposium planned at the Resilience Emerging ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Wild Bee Decline Threatens U.S. Crop Production

    The first national study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they’re disappearing in many of the country’s most important farmlands — including California’s Central Valley, the Midwest’s corn belt and the Mississippi River valley. If losses of these crucial pollinators continue, the new nationwide assessment indicates that farmers will face increasing costs — and ...


    By University of Vermont

  • USDA Unveils New Improvement to Streamline Crop Reporting

     U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that farmers and ranchers filing crop acreage reports with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and participating insurance providers approved by the Risk Management Agency (RMA) now can provide the common information from their acreage reports at one office and the information will be electronically shared with the other location. This new ...

  • Crop-mapping drones win MIT $100K

    Original story at MIT News Drones are positioned to change people’s lives, with tech giants building unpiloted aerial vehicles to deliver packages to homes or provide Internet access across the globe.   Using that idea as a jumping-off point, RaptorMaps, an MIT team ...

  • Water demand for crops may rise in northern Germany under warmer climate

    By 2070, there may be insufficient water for irrigation to ensure yields and profitability for some crops currently grown in northern Germany - if the IPCC´s worst case climate change scenario becomes a reality - new research warns. To reduce future demand for water under a changing climate, the study suggests that farmers grow different crops and change their management practices. In ...

  • Integrating animal and crop production can reduce nutrient leaching from agricultural fields

    Nutrient leaching, the movement of plant nutrients from soil to water, can have negative effects on aquatic ecosystems due to eutrophication, which reduces the oxygen available in water, causing species and habitat loss. Ecological Recycling Agriculture (ERA), which is based on ecological principles and integrates crop production and animal husbandry, may limit this effect. This study ...

  • Bt cowpea could generate up to US$1 billion for small farmers

    A pest-resistant version of the black-eyed pea, a subspecies of the cowpea, is on track for commercial introduction, promising higher yields and claimed savings of up to US$1 billion of a crop that has found new popularity among African smallholders. The cowpea, actually a bean, is rich in protein and is an important crop for both tackling malnutrition and adapting to climate change as it ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Scientists claim GM cowpea could generate US$1 billion

    A pest-resistant version of the black-eyed pea, a subspecies of the cowpea, is on track for commercial introduction, promising higher yields and claimed savings of up to US$1 billion on a crop that has found new popularity among African smallholders. The cowpea, actually a bean, is rich in protein and is an important crop for both tackling malnutrition and adapting to climate change as it ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Creating a climate for policy change in Malawi

    A conflict between climate adaptation and food security policies shows we must create the right conditions for change, says Blessings Chinsinga. The adverse effects of climate change on the livelihoods of the rural poor can no longer be ignored. They are threatening to cause tremendous damage to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • CJP Highlights Genetics, Agronomics and Horticulture Advancement in Jojoba Farming

    CJP Highlights Genetics, Agronomics and Horticulture Advancement in Jojoba Farming CJP’s 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop “Global JOJOBAWORLD 2012” from May 25-26, 2012, Jaipur, India shall focus on Genetics, Agronomics and Horticulture Advancement in Jojoba Farming Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel, CJP’s Global Jojoba World 2012 focuses on the ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Dynamax`s dynagage flow32-1K sap flow system and dynagage sensors press release

    The Dynagage Flow32-1K Sap Flow system and Dynagage sensors have been servicing research plant scientists throughout the world for over 10 years. The Flow32-1K software makes working with Flow32-1K sap flow systems easier than ever before with built-in algorithms for efficient and faster data analysis. New powerful functions include auto-zero and sensor status built into the data logger program. ...


    By Dynamax Inc

  • Nutrient Management Plans: A Study in Cause and Effect

    It seems practical on the surface. Nutrient management plans (NMPs) should supply plants with ideal amounts of nutrients, minimize runoff, and maintain or even improve the soil condition. And the farmer behind the plan would work with a set of conservation practices designed to reduce harmful pollutants while still obtaining optimal crop yields. However, many U.S. Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) ...

  • Award for Quinoa project

    The Wageningen UR project 'Salt tolerant Quinoa for food in China, Vietnam and Chile' has received a major prize. The quinoa project is one of the winners of the Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge. The prize is awarded to researcher Robert van Loo during the WWW in Stockholm. In agricultural lands impacted by high salinity, smallholder farmers realized lower-than-average yields and ...

  • CJP releases Main Themes of Global JatrophaWorld 2012

    The 5th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme which is being held September 5-9, 2012 at Jaipur, , is mostly dedicated to multifeedstocks for building a sustainable biodiesel industry. The JatrophaWorld 2012 is designed to educate all stakeholders about critical issue of availability of right feedstock at right cost to make biodiesel a ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • New project will collect vital knowledge about tree genetic resources to support conservation

    A workshop in Nairobi, Kenya last week saw representatives from 43 African nations participate in an ambitious project to document the status of the world's forest genetic resources; a vital step in conserving and sustainably managing forests. "Forest genetic resources are unique and irreplaceable; from plants that provide timber and essential nourishment when crops fail to those that may be ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Cucumber virus quarantine to be lifted for NT growers in 2016

    AUSVEG has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement from the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries that property quarantine for Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) will be lifted next year.   “It is welcome news for growers that property quarantine put in place in the Northern Territory following the outbreak of CGMMV will be ...


    By AUSVEG

  • What the Fertilizer Industry Has Been Doing to Reduce Groundwater Pollution

    The fertilizer industry is very concerned and engaged in the issue of nitrate contamination in California's groundwater supplies, according to Richard Cornett, communications director for the Western Plant Health Association in Sacramento, a trade group that represents fertilizer companies, manufacturers and retailers. Regarding a recent UC Davis study on the issue, the fertilizer industry ...


    By Marketwire

  • New insecticide Sivanto registered in the USA

    Bayer CropScience has received the registration for its new insecticide Sivanto™ from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sivanto™, which was developed to control devastating sucking pests on fruits and vegetables as well as most broadacre crops, will be available for the 2015 growing season. Further registrations for Sivanto™ prime are ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • CJP brighten Jojoba’s prospects of developing into a profitable, energy-related, renewable resource

    Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel, CJP’s 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop “Global JOJOBAWORLD 2012” from May 25-26, 2012, Jaipur, India focuses on the entire Jojoba production from Ground zero to scale. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, Marketing and Financial aspects of Jojoba commercialization. ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • BBA showcases Jojoba’s prospects of developing into a profitable, energy-related, renewable resource

    Biodiesel Business Academy of India’s (BBA) 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop “Global JOJOBAWORLD 2014” from July 25-26, 2014, Jaipur, India focuses on the entire Jojoba production from Ground zero to scale. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, Marketing and Financial aspects of Jojoba commercialization. BBA is ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

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